MBA goalie Leah Thompson (right) makes a save for the Lady Storm during the season opener in Benson.  MBA is set to host another game in Benson this Saturday vs. Fairmont.
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The MBA girls hockey team edged Park Rapids in overtime last week to earn its second victory of the season.  The Lady Storm took a 4-2 lead, but Park Rapids forced overtime with two late goals before Hannah Zimmel scored the gamewinner in overtime. One night later, MBA hosted Crookston in... + continue reading
Thomas Dineen (left) wrestles during a quick pin at 220 pounds during the Braves’ win over SC-Melrose.
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The Benson wrestling team had a busy week last week, competing in a home triangular, Thursday, and also competing at the Willmar Tournament, Saturday. The Braves split their matches at the triangular, beating Sauk Centre-Melrose in the first match, 63-15, but also losing to Detroit Lakes in... + continue reading
Matt Goossen (middle) drives toward the basket during Benson’s 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night in Benson.  The win broke a 28-game losing streak for the Braves.  The Benson girls also won the same night over Paynesville, which was the first time in nearly six years the two teams won the same night.
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The Benson boys basketball team snapped a long losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night at home.  The Braves led for most of the game, and held on for the win, which ended a 28-game losing streak for the Benson boys basketball program. The Braves also played... + continue reading
Pictured above from left to right are KMS captains Madeline Stallings, Kourtni Strandberg, Katie Krieger, and Mallory Rudningen, and head coach Justin Johnson.
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The KMS girls basketball team opened up the 2018-19 season with a pair of wins.  The Saints, who were 7-21 overall last season, beat Atwater-CGC to open up the season, Thursday, 64-43, and also won at home against Dawson-Boyd the next night, 55-42. Taking over as head coach of the program... + continue reading
MBA goalie Leah Thompson (right) makes a save for the Lady Storm during the season opener in Benson.  MBA is set to host another game in Benson this Saturday vs. Fairmont.
Thomas Dineen (left) wrestles during a quick pin at 220 pounds during the Braves’ win over SC-Melrose.
Matt Goossen (middle) drives toward the basket during Benson’s 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night in Benson.  The win broke a 28-game losing streak for the Braves.  The Benson girls also won the same night over Paynesville, which was the first time in nearly six years the two teams won the same night.
Pictured above from left to right are KMS captains Madeline Stallings, Kourtni Strandberg, Katie Krieger, and Mallory Rudningen, and head coach Justin Johnson.

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Community developer and “therapist” Doug Griffiths speaks to citizens at the Benson Golf Club Thursday evening. His talk focused on the points he raises in his best selling book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. Griffiths also met with high school students, senior citizens, young parents and the business community during his two days in the community., Doug Griffiths talks with students at Benson High School about his years as a junior high teacher in Canada and how he motivated his students to examine their lives and the destructive behaviors that could derail their future success.
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  Eric Peterson won the two-year term on the District 777 Board of Education beating his nearest competitor Chad Payne by 389 votes. Payne is the current chair of the school board. There was only one two-year term on the ballot. It was to fill the vacancy left by an earlier resignation.... + continue reading
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Pictured above from left to right for the KMS boys basketball team, which is 2-0 to start the season, are head coach Matt Fragodt, and senior captains Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, and Ethan Hauge.
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